One of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres, The Model, will officially launch ‘Ronnie Hughes: Strange Attractors’, a major touring retrospective of the work of the renowned artist on Saturday, 15 April.
‘Ronnie Hughes: Strange Attractors’ consists of a large body of the artist’s recent work, which showcases a pronouncedly idiosyncratic approach to making both paintings and drawings.
Ronnie Hughes has shown widely in Ireland and the US, and his work is held in many public and corporate collections, including the Arts Council and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
The renowned artist has been based in Sligo since the mid-1990s. Recent solo projects include exhibitions at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane; Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown; and Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles.
Hughes’s work has been written about extensively and he has received a multitude of awards including a one-year residency in New York (PS1, 1990-91) and three-month residencies at Banff Arts Center, Canada (1994) and Bemis Arts Center, Nebraska (1997).
In 2006 he was awarded both the ‘Irish Artist Fellowship’ – a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center and a two-month residency at the ‘Albers Foundation’ in Connecticut.
“We are delighted to have secured funding from the Arts Council to present this major touring solo show. Ronnie Hughes is one of the most dynamic abstract painters working in Ireland today, and it’s an honour to bring his work to new audiences," said Emer McGarry, acting director of The Model.
The exhibition is free to visit, and open six days a week. For more information on The Model, please see www.themodel.ie.